Papiss Cisse is a Muslim and like his former striker partner Demba Ba, he is a very humble guy, and while he was pleased with the great goal he scored on Sunday against Southampton, he says the best goal he’s ever scored was last season against Chelsea, when he was on the left wing late in the game and tired out – and he shot and scored over the head of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to put Newcastle 2-0 up – an unbelievable goal.
A fantastic action shot of Papiss Cisse scoring on Sunday
The Papiss Cisse goal on Sunday has been compared to some of the fantastic goals Alan Shearer scored for Newcastle in his career, but the Senegal striker has played down any comparisons with what he calls the big man, and surprisingly enough he has never met Alan Shearer – so surely that will change soon.
This is what Papiss Cisse said today:
“The Chelsea goal is at the top of my list. But this one is up there, too.” “It was a very difficult goal for me to score.” “A few people could score a goal like this — but Chelsea was very difficult to do.”
“For my goal against Southampton I saw the ball come over Jonas Gutierrez and I went to play for the second ball.” “After the ball came to me, in my head I just thought ‘shoot’. I knew it was a goal. It was a nice feeling, I’m happy. But it is not magic.”
“I am a Muslim and I said ‘Thank you, God’ once it had left my boot and went in. I haven’t scored too many goals this year. It’s difficult for me sometimes but maybe it’s coming.”
“I have seen Alan Shearer’s goal against Everton on TV. It does not come into my mind. Alan Shearer is the big man. I’m not Alan — I try sometimes but Alan is the big man.”
“I have never met him. But all of the time I see him on TV he talks well about me when I play good.”
Papiss was so unlucky not to get those two goals against Metalist Kharkiv, bu the way he is playing with new boys Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran, suggests he will be back among the goals big time and very soon – and opposing defenses had better watch out for this very skilled striker.
And watch out for this new Newcastle side too, who are now looking a very good side – who know what it takes to win games – having won four of our last six games in all competitions, and three of the last four in the league.
That’s not too bad at all.
Howay The Lads!!
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